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Held over! My show at Provence Breads in Hillsboro Village!

Held over!

My show at Provence Breads in HillsboroVillage.

Come by during the Hillsboro Village Art Crawl (read about it here) Thurs. April 5,  5-8 pm.  I’ll be there, along with a great live band and sample foods from Provence.  It’s a great relaxed evening of fun, entertainment, art and food packed into a few blocks on 21st Avenue in one of Nashville’s coolest hoods!

Provence Solo Art Show

I didn’t catch the band’s name but they were really great! Hope they’re playing again this time!

I didn’t catch the band’s name but they were really great! Hope they’re playing again this time!

As an aside, if you’ve never been to Provence Breads, you really need to go.  It’s like stepping across the ocean directly into a patisserie in France!  Well, one offering not only fine pastries, but also artisan breads, a fabulous array of cheeses, olives, salads and more.  I discovered Provence (the Nashville one) when I first moved here in the early 2000s.  I was fortunate to spend my 30th Birthday on the Mediterranean at the other Provence (well, Cannes), but that’s a whole ‘nother story.

What I’m getting at here is just venture your little selves into Hillsboro Village along 21st Ave near Vanderbilt.  If you can make it for the First Thursday Art Walk, all the better.  If you are unable to get there that night, no problem.  Just get there sometime!

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>A grand time at the First Saturday Art Crawl

>Despite the heat, last evening was a terrific feast for the eyes!  My painting friends Lynne and Lucilla (sorry, no link since we still need to digitize that girl!) and I met for the First Saturday Art Crawl in downtown Nashville.  Lynne has a painting up at the show sponsored by the Downtown Presbyterian Church (Fifth and Church – up all month) that is a fundraiser for Magdalene House, a wonderful residential program for formerly incarcerated women.  Margot Baeder, another painting friend, has a donated picture there as well.

Anyway, after taking in the paintings donated for this fundraiser event, and those painted by Magdalene House residents and grads, we took the trolley (free of charge) to various other galleries downtown which participate in this great monthly event.  It was just wonderful taking in the whimsy, grandiose, visionary, and envelope-pushing works of the great artists on display! I could’ve gone on taking it all in all night but unfortunately the heat was significant and my fellow “arties” and I realized we can set a standing date to take this in each and every month if we like! 

Walking back to our cars, we were treated some pre-Fourth of July Fireworks downtown, and I swear, you’d a thought we were 12 again.  But then, that appreciation for light and color and pattern and all things lovely is what bonds us and makes us all want to capture the magic on canvas anyway.  We had a wonderful time, my 2D sisters and I, and I can’t wait for more!